Whenua Policy

Whenua is regarded as a taonga to our iwi. As kaitiaki, Te Whakakitenga has confirmed a Whenua Policy to provide guidance and appropriate frameworks for acquiring, retaining, utilising, disposing of and managing whenua.

Under the policy all proposals for the sale of whenua must be supported by the Whenua Committee and approved by Te Arataura followed by Te Whakakitenga. Any whenua sold must be replaced within 18 months with whenua of equivalent quality and size.